Great Fathers

Great Fathers

The Great Fathers aim is to encourage new dads to be involved and bond with their baby. Our intention is to improve the way New Zealanders


Creating resources that help dads find their own active role with their newborn. 'In My Hands' is a very cool DVD of music composed and performed by NZ musicians and interviews with musicians Warren Maxwell, SJD and Tiki Taane on their experience of becoming fathers. Visit

As we come close to the end of 2013, we have distributed about 12,000 DVDs to new dads.

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Creating resources and services that help new dads find their own active role with their newborn, infant and toddler children. We have produced a comic book "New Dads - a journey into the unknown" and other resources you can find at

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Update for 20/11/2013  20 November 2013

Enter details of your update here Your order for our ""IN Your Hands"" DVD has been successful! The new dad you nominated will get your gift in the post soon. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of your gift, or to otherwise support the work of Great Fathers, please click DONATE. If you would like to go straight back to the Great Fathers home page click HERE.

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Steven on 04 Jun 2022
Any way I can help.
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Guest Donor on 04 Dec 2021
we recently ran a number of events in New Plymouth for International Mens Day
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Guest Donor on 22 Sep 2021
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Ann Cherise on 07 Jul 2021
I am single woman who believes great christian husband's & fathers are very important!
Erika on 23 Jul 2020
I am a owner and director of Birthready in Australia. We run birth and parenting education programs for expectant fathers. it's great to see more support, guidance and education becoming available for dads. They are an integral to the growth of a healthy family.

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